My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

30 August 2011

A Snowy Christmas

Afternoon on yet another chilly day.  I am currently watching Create and Craft and trying not to spend anymore money LOL.

Today's card is another Christmas one to add to my tally.


Card Ingredients:

K&C Papers
Image Unknown
Promarkers
Sakura Glitter Pen
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Doilly from Stash
MS Snowflakes
Strawberry Ice Stickles
Kanban Mirri Card
Nesties
PM Pearls & Gems

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew Anything Goes

29 August 2011

Poinsettia

Morning ..... it's a bit nippy today, but no surprise really as it's Bank Holiday Monday and the weather is guaranteed to be rubbish LOL.

Just a quick card this morning, another quick and easy Christmas card.


Card Ingredients:

Kanban Christmas Die Cuts & Greeting
Card was inked with Brilliance Platinum Planet Ink
PM Pearls
American Crafts Ribbon

I am entering this into the following challenges:

CHNC 35 Build It Up - at least 3 layers
  One Stop Craft Anything But A Square
  Our Creative Corner Real Red, Basic Grey & Basic Black

28 August 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 70 - DT Card

Good Morning, it's Sunday and that means only one thing!  It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's my turn to host the challenge and I provided the team with the following sketch:

And here is my take on it.  I made this card for My Mum's Birthday which was on Friday.


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Winnie's World Digi Stamp from Polkadoodles Sprinkles of Kraft CD
Promarkers
DCWV Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
X-Cut Flower Punch
PM Gems
Kanban Mirri Card
Computer Generated Greeting

I decorated the inside to compliment the front.


This week we are sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity and one lucky winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice from their online store.


Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious 64 Rocked Up Pink
  Totally Gorjuss 95 As You Like It
Craft Sentiments Ribbons & Bows

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day!



27 August 2011

Christmas Club - Sylvie's Challenge

Evening everyone - very late in blogland tonight as have had a busy day finishing off our newly decorated bedroom - papered the feature wall today and put up the new light fittings - just a few more bits and pieces to do, like put the radiator on the wall and go to Ikea to buy some new drawers and then it's all done.  I have to say i am very pleased with how it's looking.

Anyway onto today's card which is for the Christmas Club where a bunch of us gals get together and make some Christmas cards.  It was Sylvie's turn to host the last challenge and she chose mistletoe.  Now I struggled with this one as obviously it's not a popular image choice is it ..... however flicking through my digi's came across the perfect image.


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Henry & Zoe Kiss Digi Stamp
Paper Cellar Modern Christmas Papers
Promarkers
Kanban Mirri Card
PM Gems
Greeting taken from remaining strip of paper I cut off card

It's a simple card - that simple I actually forgot to add the stickles to her hat and snow - DOH!  Still I can do that before it gets sent off this Christmas.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Crafts 4 Eternity 34 Christmas Projects

Thanks for popping in.

26 August 2011

Zingy!

Afternoon people - I think I must be trying to cheer myself up today with the bright cards LOL as I have made another zingy and zesty one which I am entering into the following challenges:

Dream Valley 14 Zingy - Lemon, Lime & Orange


Card Ingredients:

Totally Gorjuss Stamp - Unknown (another from a blogging friend)
Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
Promarkers
PM Flowers & Brads - Capsule Collection
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Popcorn Pals Greeting Stamp Using Stampin Up Really Rust Ink
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Folder

I actually really like the look of this card and am very happy with it.  Would love to know what you think.

Something Cheery

It's Friday and unfortunately it's raining ..... such a miserable day again and feels really cold too!

Hopefully though my bright and cheery card will cheer everyone up.


Card Ingredients:

Image Unknown (given to me by a blogging friend)
Promarkers
Vintage Papers
PM Gems
Roses & Ribbon from Stash
Trimcraft Cardstock
Humprey's Corner Sentiment Using Ruby Red Stampin' Up Ink

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft 145 Bold & Bright
Whoopsi Daisy Summer Fun

25 August 2011

Your New Home

Afternoon people - well my Son and Daughter are back home safe from their holiday in Majorca and Megs will be back home with me tomorrow afternoon, she said she can't wait to see me - I have missed her lots.  They have both had a fabulous time and the weather has been lovely.

Onto today's card, this I have made for my friend who will be moving into her new home over the weekend.


Card ingredients:

Willow Designs Winnie's World Image from Polkadoodles Sprinkles of Kraft DC
Stampavie Greeting Stamp Using Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Ink
MME Hazel Papers
Pearlescent Card
Promarkers
Flowers & Doilly from Stash 
PM Pearls

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Our Creative Corner Sketch - which I have rotated

I think Mr Mojo has wandered off today as I am not entirely happy with this card - either that or I put it down to being quite tired today.  So do let me have your honest opinion of what you think!

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 25th August

Good Morning crafters and welcome to another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week it's the lovely Pauline's turn to host and she has provided the team with this brilliant sketch:


I loved working with this one and all the DT used the "Dear Santa" digi image this week available at the Willow Designs shop  here

So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Dear Santa Digi Stamp
Dovecraft Jolly Happy Christmas Papers
Promarkers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Nesties
American Crafts Ribbon
Card Candy
Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice

Thank you to everyone who played along last week, we hope that more of you will join in with the challenges - don't forget you don't have to use a Willow Designs image to enter, although it would be lovely if you did.

 Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and join in with the challenge.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Divas By Design Christmas In August
  Fab 'n' Funky 87 Mono Madness
Moving Along With The Times Birdys

Have a lovely day and so glad you could stop by.

24 August 2011

Humphrey

Morning peeps!  It's a lovely sunny day here today, what a difference from yesterday.  Have a busy day today, going to meet my friend later for a coffee and catch up and then seeing my other friend later this afternoon who is currently working on her new house and will be moving in tomorrow!

Firstly, a big welcome to my new followers, glad you chose to stop by and become a follower and hope you enjoy your visits here, it's great to have you on board.

Here's one of my makes from yesterday using one of the stamps I received in a recent candy - I have to say I really did have a productive day!


Card Ingredients:

Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner Stamp Set
Promarkers
Vintage Papers
Nesties
Trimcraft Cardstock
PM Gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Gem Of A Challenge 28 Sketch
Papertake Weekly Dies To Die For

Thanks for stopping by - have a lovely day whatever you are up to.

23 August 2011

Wedding Stationery

My fourth and final post for today as I want some dinner and am going to watch Create & Craft! LOL.

This is the stationery that I designed for my Sister's wedding which takes place on 1st October.  Now the invites have been made and sent (there was also an insert I had to make too - not shown), however I still need to crack on with the Order of Service and Name Cards (not shown) once all the guests have been finalised.

My Sister wanted a very simple and non fussy design as it's both her's and Paul's third time getting married!  Third time lucky eh? and was very specific with the colour she wanted too, so I chose a soft yellow/gold.


Ingredients:

Wild Orchid Crafts Roses
Fizzy Moon Celebrations Ribbon 
Wild Rose Studio Wedding Stamps Using Galaxy Gold Pearlescent Brilliance Ink
Kanban Pearlescent Cardstock

This is only the second time I have made wedding stationery and I am only planning to make one more set and that will be for my own wedding ........ one day LOL.

I am entering this set into the following challenges:

Ooh La La 87 No Backing Paper 
Shopping Our Stash 14 One or More of Red, Roses, Ribbon - I managed 2)

Walter & Winnie in Wellingtons!

Me again with my third post of today.

This card is one I made a week or so ago and I have to say it started off well but am not really that happy with the finished result - something just isn't right and I think it's the ribbon and the greeting, but I just couldn't find anything more suitable at the time!


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Winnie's World Image from Polkadoodles A Sprinkles of Kraft CD
Promarkers
PM Capsule Collection Papers
Ribbon & Butterfly Greeting from Stash
PM Gems
Trimcraft Cardstock

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 94 Cute & Cuddly 
Hooked on Craft 6 Things With Wings

Would obviously love to know what you think, as it's probably just me LOL.

Pink & Green

Hello, this is my second post for today.  It's stopped raining now and the sun is trying to come out, can't see it lasting though.  I've been playing in my craft room all morning and thought I would post a quick card which I am going to enter into the Pixie Cottage challenge, which is a sketch and the theme Big On Birthdays.


Card Ingredients:

Stamped Image - Unknown
Promarkers
PM Pearls
Glitter Papers from Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Rub On Greeting
X-Cut Flower Punch

Thanks for popping in.

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 26 - DT Card

Good Morning peeps - it's a very wet day here in Coventry today, so it's definitely going to be a craft day with a bit of Create and Craft TV this afternoon me thinks.

Well it's that time again for another challenge at An Oldie But A Goodie.  This week it's the lovely Tracy's turn to set the challenge and she has asked for lots of sparkle - so get out your bling, glitter and gems.

Here's my take on the theme:


Card Ingredients:

Glitter Papers from Stash (unfortunately you can't see it too well on photo)
Digi Stamp Boutique Felecity Stamp
Promarkers
PM Gems
Ice Stickles - Coffee Ice
Nesties
Flower from Stash

This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and one lucky winner will receive a fabulous prize from their on-line store.


Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's lovely creations.  I do hope you will join in with the challenge this fortnight.  Just remember to play along you MUST use a stamp that is more than 6 months old.

Also it's my fellow DT Laurie's BIG Birthday today - can't possible tell you how old else she will kill me LOL, but I do hope she has a fabby day and gets loads of lovely pressies and cards.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 115
Digi Stamp Boutique August Competition
Crazy For Challenges 101 Bingo (Square card, Die Cuts & 2 or more DPs)
  Make It Monday
My Time To Craft Here Come The Girls

Have a great day!

20 August 2011

A Bouquet of Roses

Hello, this is my second post for today.

I don't know about you, but I seem to have a basket full of printed and stamped images which I just can't get through, so I thought I would try and make an effort to use some of them up.  Alot of them have been sent to me by blogging friends.


Card Ingredients:

Stamp Unknown
Promarkers
Kanban Swiss Dots Cardstock
Trimcraft Cardstock
Kanban Organza Ribbon
PM Gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Bingo (Gems, Ribbon, Blooms)
  Crafty Sentiments No Sentiment
  Alphabet O is For Only 3 Embellishments (2 gems & ribbon)

Ski Jump

Afternoon peeps.  It's another miserable day here in the Midlands ...... guess what more rain, I think we can well and truly say that it's the end of Summer .... what one we had!

So today's card is one I made a few weeks back.


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Ski Jump Stamp
Promarkers
Papers from Stash
Kanban Mirri Card
Kanban Swiss Dots Embossed Cardstock
Nesties
PM Gems
Frosted Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 80 Christmas in August
  Winter Wonderland Cards for Men / Boys 
Christmas Stamping All Year Long Non Traditional Colours

Thanks for stopping by today.

18 August 2011

Fabulous Follower Award

Hello again, this is my second post of today.

I was very lucky to receive the following award from the lovely Claire.


I would love this award to go to all my followers, however there are a specific bunch of my blogging buddies that I would especially like to give this award to, who have followed me now for a very long time and always find the time to regularly stop by my blog and leave me such wonderful comments and for their continued support.

In no particular order:

Lisa @ Wishcraft Cards
Kerryn @ The Crafty Goldfish
Donna @ My Happy Place
Debs @ Especially For You
Cheryl @ Cheryl's Creative Cards
Lynne in NI @ Ruby-dooby-doos
Keryn @ Poppy Dog

Thank you ladies!  Take your badge and show it with pride.

Willow Sketchie Challenge DT Card - 18th August

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week it's the lovely Lisa's turn to host and she has provided the team with this fabby sketch:


But that's not all, she also challenged us with extra's:

Add some shimmer / sparkle
Add something floral
Bring me sunshine - use something yellow

All the DT are using "Missy" digi image available here

So here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Willow Designs Missy Digi Stamp
Vintage Papers
Promarkers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems
Nesties
Personal Impressions Greeting Stamp
Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid Ink
Brads from Stash
Frosted Lace Stickles

We only had a small number playing along last week, although there were some new faces which was excellent, so would love you to stop by the challenge blog, take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and join in with the challenge.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

My Time To Craft 153 G is for .... Girl

Have a great day and glad you could stop by.

16 August 2011

Just a few for Christmas!

Afternoon, I have been having a play in the craft room these last couple of days and seem to have speeded up on the Christmas card front.  All quick cards as the images used are already pre-coloured straight from the printer and would be rude of me not to use them! 





All the images featured are by Willow Designs and available to purchase here.

15 August 2011

Happy Birthday!

Evening everyone, it's been quite a nice sunny day today, but a little windy!  My Megs & Matt have gone to Majorca with their Dad for 10 days this morning, so the house is very quiet at the moment.  I've had a text to say they arrived safely and that it's lovely and hot!  I'm sure they will have a fab time.

 Today's card is one I made this morning for my Partner's friend's daughter who is 5 today.


Card Ingredtients:

WRS Polka Dot Papers
Promarkers
Magnolia Tilda Image - given to me by a blogger friend
Ribbon from Stash
PM Gems
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Kanban Die Cut
Nesties

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Craft Sentiment Designs Punches & Die Cuts
Make It Monday 50
The Crafty Pad 134 Cute 'n' Girly ><

Thanks for popping in, your comments always make my day.

14 August 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 68 - DT Card

Good Morning, it's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week it's the lovely Sarah's turn to host and she has provided the team with this fabby sketch:


And here is my take on it.  The DT had a chance to use some of the digi images from our sponsor this week.  I have made this card in advance for my Son Matt who will be getting his exam results on Friday 26th August.  He has already taken a load last year as he sat them a year early, so I know I can expect him to pass this lot too.


Card Ingredients:

Whimsiedoodle Hootie Makes The Grade Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban & Trimcraft Cardstock
American Crafts Ribbon
Computer Generated Greeting
MME Hazel Papers

This week we are sponsored by Whimsiedoodles and one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their online store.


There is also a special offer for all Sunday Sketch & Stamp fans - use the discount code SunSketch10 at the Whimsiedoodle online store and receive 10% off your next order.  The code expires 30 days from today (14th August).

Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations.  I do hope you will play along this week, we would love to see you.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Things With Wings
Shopping Our Stash 13 Dogs, Digis or Denim

Thanks for popping in today - have a lovely day!

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